The wake flow behind two intersecting flat plates forming a cross is studied by means of direct numerical simulation (DNS) at low Reynolds number. The Reynolds number based on the plate width, d, and the inflow velocity, U0, is 100. The flat plate structure is in one plane. Away from the intersecting center part, vortex streets can be observed similar to the wake flow behind a single normal flat plate. On the other hand, the flow is completely three-dimensional in the vicinity of the intersecting region where the wakes from each of the two normal flat plates interact with each other. The mean pressure distribution on the structure is evaluated in order to study the total drag force as well as the local force distribution.

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